Snowflakes

often, like identical snowflakes

we form the same thought

snowflakes generated apart

under differing influence

but yet the same in shape

size and intricate pattern

said not to be possible

but I have seen it myself

right there, when you text

saying, pick up xzy or abc

and it’s already in the cart

or when I start to explain

and I stop cuz you get it

without words or looks

it’s already formed there

like it was my very own

formed there without seed

just happened to appear

exactly the same somewhere

somewhere other than here

dishes

a glade of used water glasses

surround Burrito bit blanketed dinner plates

dirty from last night last minute TV time feeding

flanked by a large blue bowl – one of set — redolent

of her meal — dehydrated snakelike raman noodles

and Monday’s night’s frying pan, flecks of cheese fried on

from homemade quesadilla night, quick easy meal

tonight, sushi, no clean up

Forbidden Thread

A loose thread hanging free from a hem with a tiny persistently begging little voice

digging into the ear like water torture

“Pull me, pull me, please set me free!”

Becomes an unscratchable growing itch just below neck between shoulder   blades

the Midwest on the map of the back

Petals – A Re-write

Petals once — dead —
once not but — red —
Hanging once — crisp —
once in a while — falling —
to the naked floor — once —

a still rose — rests —
still erect in a — vase —
with water still – milky —
brown, smelling — sweet —
like an dry old rose — still —

red-like — evening —
dying burning red — sun —
or red pout lips — swollen —
turned red by rough — kisses —
or fevered red flush of face — hot —
prick of needle-like thorn blood — red —

Dreams

These damned dirty demons haunt
prowling dreams and waking thoughts
visions of yesterday and days past
images furious and breakneck fast
lies of good and simple pleasures
false idols of slothful lazy leisure

Submitting to Journals

So what are people experiences submitting to journals?  Have you tried?  What has been your thoughts on the process?  Now that many places accept online submissions, have you been submitting more? Less?  Or do you only publish to your blog?

Let me know, let’s start a comment convo!

2014 Midterm Elections, Get Out The Vote!

Let’s get out the vote, whatever side of the aisle you land.

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Ebola in Motion

Interesting — Ebola has really captured the collective minds of everyone.

Wuji Seshat

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The bleeding has no bias
From the Congo to Dallas
The days of waiting, the Fever-soar
The African corpses were out

Of view, from the World’s eyes
If a sneeze can defile
Ebola can ride airplanes
Traverse Seas, all through

Your plastic gloves, your pores
Contagious still with death
Your fear may taste the curse
A thousand dead more, a common ache

The bleeding has no bias
Jesus will not bring you back from the Dead
We have to walk through Hell alone
They say, I have no more words

The bleeding has no bias
No funding, or protocol that works
The virus rages on, splitting old scars
Of what it means to be from the

Old continent, of what it means to be black
And the coughing up of more blood
Where paranoia and fear are conditions
As common as kindness and hospitality here

The panic of believing a…

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